Former COO to lead expansion of award-winning cannabis product lines

DENVER, Feb. 8, 2017– Mary’s Medicinals (Mary’s) today announced that Lynn Honderd has been named chief executive officer of the company. Honderd previously served in the role of chief operating officer for Mary’s, which she co-founded in 2013. She succeeds Nicole Smith, who recently stepped down from the role.

“Nicole is a trailblazer in the cannabis industry. Her devotion to easing pain with accurately dosed products helped Mary’s take cannabis medicine out of the world of gummy bear edibles and into the world of modern delivery methods,” said Honderd. “With overwhelming support for legalization in multiple states this past election cycle, it’s become clear that the demand for cannabis is growing across the country. I’m honored to continue Nicole’s legacy as we look forward to the industry’s rapid growth and internal expansion to bring the highest quality cannabinoid products to the patients who need them.”

With its recent expansion into Illinois and Nevada, Mary’s footprint has grown to eight states. The company has plans to expand to an additional three states by mid-2017. In conjunction with the expansion goals, Mary’s remains committed to the research and development of cutting-edge products.

“Leading Mary’s from an innovative idea in a nascent industry to what it is today—the gold-standard in transdermal cannabis delivery—has been tremendously fulfilling when I think about all of the people we’re helping,” said Smith. “It’s so rewarding to see that as a society we’re becoming more open to the possibilities of cannabis. I’m confident Lynn will continue to grow Mary’s to the benefit of everyone in this increasingly receptive environment.”

Prior to co-founding Mary’s, Honderd has previously served in a variety of senior positions with organizations including Bank of America and UBS Paine Webber. Honderd’s expertise in financial services and business development has proven invaluable in the quickly evolving cannabis industry, where she has helped to position Mary’s Medicinals as the leading producer of pharmaceutical-grade cannabis products in multiple states.

Mary’s Medicinals products are currently available in Arizona, California, Colorado, Illinois, Oregon, Nevada, Vermont, and Washington. Look for Mary’s products in additional states in 2017. Stay up to date on the latest announcements by visiting

About Mary’s Medicinals:
Best known as the developer and exclusive distributor of the award-winning transdermal cannabis patch, Mary’s Medicinals is a wellness company innovating at the intersection of engineering, technology and horticulture. Mary’s mission is to transform how people view and utilize cannabis by developing products that isolate the benefits of cannabinoids and other vital plant extracts for optimum patient care. All Mary’s Medicinals products have the Seal of Approval from The Realm of Caring. For more information, please visit

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